How to Set a Thanksgiving Table for a Crowd

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday and I have always felt the more, the merrier. But what do you do when you are feeding a crowd? It’s not hard to put two turkeys in the oven, but the secret to setting a large table is to use your space wisely and mix and match your china.

I am partnering with Portmeirion to show you how you can mix and match china patterns to serve a large crowd for Thanksgiving.

So where do you start? First, you need to decide on how the food will be served. If you are tight on space then you will need to serve a buffet. Next, take an inventory of the china and everyday dishes you have. Since we are going to mix and match don’t even try to match everything. Also, decide if you want a salad plate. If not, that will help to keep it simple. 

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Collecting Cranberry Glass

About ten years ago I found a small set of cranberry glass at an antique flea market. A few years later my mother-in-law gave me some of her mother’s cranberry glass. A few more pieces here and there and apparently I now have a collection of cranberry glass.

cranberry glass collection

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Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Setting a Table

setting a table

One of my favorite things to do is set a table. I love mixing and matching and creating “art” on my table. A nicely set table can make a huge difference in a dining experience and I think how you set a table can affect how much your guests like your food! There are some common mistakes that are made when setting the table and today I am going to share what I think are the five most common mistakes setting a table.

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Entertaining at Home with the Colors of Fall

We are hosting some friends for dinner and I thought it might be fun to enjoy our warm fall weather and entertain on our back porch. I am thrilled to partner with Balsam Hill and Thos Baker to create an awesome dinner party with new fall decor. I love transforming our home for fall with gorgeous fall decorations and outdoor furniture.

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